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Towards a zero waste future

Many facilities managers are struggling to meet increasingly stringent commercial and industrial recycling rates. We asked a panel of waste management specialists how FMs can achieve compliance and improve efficiencies There has been a growing drive in recent years for ...

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Research highlights impact of water access on employee wellbeing

A new report on global workplace water consumption has found that workers are happier and feel more productive when employers provide better drinking water facilities. The report, produced by Waterlogic from a survey of more than 6,300 respondents, also estimates that the USA ...

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Sodexo recognised for efforts to eliminate single-use plastic waste

Sodexo has received the award for the best waste prevention project (non-food) at the annual waste2zero Awards for the actions it has taken to eliminate single-use plastics from its operations in the UK and Ireland. Sodexo’s actions and achievements in ...

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Elior UK teams up with Water Unite 

Elior UK and global water charity Water Unite have teamed up to launch a new campaign that sustainably meets the ongoing demand for bottled water. The initiative forms part a new emerging ‘plastics economy’ designed to ensure that plastics never ...

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The Oval runs at 90% plastic-free

The Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, is on course to become the first stadium of its kind to eliminate all single-use plastic. Surrey says it has already achieved 90 per cent of its target – a year ahead ...

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Government confirms a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, ...

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Event marks a wake-up call to FMs to address single use plastic

A special event, The Last Straw: single use plastic in the built environment, which was held recently at the RICS headquarters by the IFMA UK team and FMJ, featured leading environmental campaigners – with a call to arms for FMs ...

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B&M Waste pledges support to a plastic-free Greater Manchester

Trafford Park-based Carbon Neural waste management company, B&M Waste Services, has pledged its support towards a plastic-free Greater Manchester. The PlasticFreeGM campaign was launched with the aim to begin the first city-region wide plan to drive down avoidable single-use plastics. ...

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Churchill to reduce its consumption of single-use plastic

Support services provider, Churchill Group, is set to dramatically reduce its single-use plastic consumption by introducing a range of recyclable cleaning products. The new products, which have been developed in partnership with Jangro, will replace Churchill’s top five cleaning products. ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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